Colin Calderwood Enjoying Wonderful Life At Newcastle United


Colin Calderwood is delighted with his move to coach at Newcastle United.

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Colin Calderwood –  wonderful at Newcastle

The former Nottingham Forest manager joined the Newcastle United coaching staff last month and is now working with Chris Hughton as Joe Kinnear is supposed to be resting and recovering from his heart operation.

It’s always nice when Newcastle players and coaches express how happy they are at the club, especially after the season we’ve been though.

And it’s Colin Calderwood who today says he’s just loving life on Tyneside, and is enjoying working with Assistant manager, Chris Hughton, in trying to keep Newcastle United in the Premier League this season.

The former Nottingham Forest manager told the Newcastle official site today:

“It’s wonderful to be here,” “But the role hasn’t changed that much.”

“Between myself and Chris I was always there to assist and be another voice on the training ground.”

“What happened to Joe is not something that anyone would have wanted to happen and we hope is back soon.”

“But in the meantime we have a job to do and I’m enjoying the challenge and it’s great to work with some excellent players.”

Colin has signed onto coach at Newcastle United only until the summer, but it wouldn’t surprise us if Colin signed on for longer at the club, since this is not the first time he’s said how great it is to be at a club like Newcastle.

We hope he does, we need more help in the coaching are at the club.

And Newcastle will be paying good money on Tyneside, and Colin could gain quite a bit of good experience at the club, as we try to build the club up again, to be more than a decent side in the seasons ahead.

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18 comments so far

  • Micky Toon

    Feb 27, 2009 at 12:29 PM

    Comment #1

    He looks like that bloke that runs the factory in Coronation Street.

    The wife watches it, ok.

    Go on, who’s going to admit they know what I’m talking about. 🙂

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  • Toon_Ksk (Huh? u mean David Craig is real?)

    Feb 27, 2009 at 12:30 PM

    Comment #2

    I think he should be made no.1 with Chris Hughton as no.2. No way we should be having two no.1s or rather, two no.2s

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  • cashleyout

    Feb 27, 2009 at 12:31 PM

    Comment #3

    i know and his names tony gordon lol

    corrie#2 behind easies at #1 lol

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  • cashleyout

    Feb 27, 2009 at 12:32 PM

    Comment #4

    easties*

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  • Kash

    Feb 27, 2009 at 12:40 PM

    Comment #5

    I just hope the team don’t play like they did prior to Nolan being sent off. I’ve never seen us play so bad. Our distribution was cr@p in the first half of Everton. I hope Jonas starts on the left, and I really hope they start using our wingers to distribute to the strikers!

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  • Kash

    Feb 27, 2009 at 12:41 PM

    Comment #6

    Shola and Lovenkrads should not be starting either!

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  • Toonbyblood

    Feb 27, 2009 at 12:54 PM

    Comment #7

    I agree Kash. Maybe we should start with 10 players. If they do OK with that then they can have the 11th player ; )

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  • cicero

    Feb 27, 2009 at 12:57 PM

    Comment #8

    Rather than going on about a new manager it would be a good time to appoint another top coach someone with a lot of tactical know how. The coaching staff are thin on the ground when you compare the benches of some of the top clubs. Everyone goes on about how great a manager Ferguson is but for me his great skill is surrounding himself with top class coaches.

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  • Craigg

    Feb 27, 2009 at 1:05 PM

    Comment #9

    Toon_Ksk

    I agree, Calderwood has a good record as a manager in the lower leagues getting Northampton and Forest promoted.

    Im worried with Hughton there, The results between Keegans departure and Kinnears arrival were dreadful.

    I havent got anything against Hughton but when you hear him talk he just sounds like a coach who would be pally with the players and doesnt sound like a boss.

    Calderwood just sounds more authoritive.

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  • Nobby_Long

    Feb 27, 2009 at 1:38 PM

    Comment #10

    Calderwood looks like someone you would not want to cross…….or you’d be sure to feel his wrath.

    Not convinced he’ll be here past the summer though, as I’m sure he will want to get back into management.

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  • Toon Sweden77

    Feb 27, 2009 at 1:50 PM

    Comment #11

    Fred has been released from Lyon! Seems to be a trouble-maker but could be worth a chance, or what do you think?

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  • Toon Sweden77

    Feb 27, 2009 at 2:51 PM

    Comment #12

    Whatever… seems like he already signed for Fluminese

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  • pk08

    Feb 27, 2009 at 2:56 PM

    Comment #13

    Ed why everytime a player or coach says anything positive about newcastle does it warrant an article!? They are bound to be positive….. particularly as they’ll get a cheap article on here! 😛
    Next we’ll be seeing David Edgar saying how good its been to be somewhere warmer than Canada….

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  • TORONTOON

    Feb 27, 2009 at 3:22 PM

    Comment #14

    a high of +9 today in toronto…not too shabby for a feb friday

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  • Sav

    Feb 27, 2009 at 4:15 PM

    Comment #15

    Its wonderful to be here………its certainly a thrill………..you’re such a lovely audience, we’d love to take you home with us………we’d love to …..

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  • Tommy_PA

    Feb 27, 2009 at 5:33 PM

    Comment #16

    cicero // Feb 27, 2009 at 12:57 PM

    Agree with you about Ferguson, but that’s what all good managers do not just in football. Still you are correct, he does it right time after time.

    I don’t know if they would be looking for another good coach, coaches come and go with managers…so I figure we are probably unlikely to do anything until Kinnear gives/is given the green light for a longer period or a new manager is brought in (either full time or if we go off the rails with Calderwood and Hughton running the show).

    Maybe Calderwood has found his level, lower division management or top level coaching, a la Sammy Lee.

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  • Leo

    Feb 27, 2009 at 6:56 PM

    Comment #17

    shouldnt have let steve round go!

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  • workyticket

    Feb 27, 2009 at 7:28 PM

    Comment #18

    Bit of a Souness look there. Wouldn’t like to spill his pint.

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